As dialogue remains distant, fighting and airstrikes rage across Yemen

Mar 30, 2015

As dialogue remains distant, fighting and airstrikes rage across Yemen

Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader’s last major foothold in the country. Hadi loyalists in the southern port city reported a gunbattle in the central Crater district in ...

Diplomats,  U.N. staffers flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

Mar 29, 2015

Diplomats, U.N. staffers flee Yemen as Houthis target Aden

Saudi Arabia’s navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led airstrikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters. Residents reported heavy clashes between the Houthis and mainly Sunni ...

Mar 28, 2015

Riyadh's Yemen gamble may define future regional role

Saudi Arabia’s campaign to stop the Houthis from ruling over Yemen could define its role in the Middle East for years and shape its regional struggle with the rebels’ ally Iran. Success will establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region’s Sunni states ...

Elite Iranian guards training Yemen's Houthis -U.S. officials

Mar 28, 2015

Elite Iranian guards training Yemen's Houthis -U.S. officials

The United States is increasingly concerned about training by Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, where Shiite militias continue to make territorial gains despite airstrikes by neighboring Saudi Arabia. U.S. officials said Tehran’s direct involvement with the Houthis was limited ...